This section will provide information regarding our Initiation and Novice divisions.

The "What to Expect" tabs will give a quick overview of the key dates, the ice times and the team/skill group compositions.

The Below Atom skill development program is developed and overseen by Vancouver Hockey School under the direct leadership of Derek Popke. Along with other members of his team, all age divisions will have on-ice assistance on a regular rotation throughout the season.

Skill Development

Tbirds, through the Vancouver Hockey School & ProFormance Goalie School operate a full skill development program. 

Cross Ice / Half Ice Hockey

While cross/half ice hockey is relatively new to BC, it has been a standard practice around the world for years.

Hockey 101

If you are new to the sport of hockey, these resources will help you understand the basics.

Parent Participation

Our parents are our most valuable resource and we want everyone to enjoy their experience - players, parents & team staff.

Starter Equipment Kit

Not sure of what equipment you need? This package will get you, and your little player, off to a great start!

Other Resources

Be sure to stay up to date on programs and information available to all of our Thunderbird players and parents.

Contest winners from the 2020 INFINITI QX50 Winter Classic

Thanks to everyone who posted their pictures to enter the contest this weekend! Everyone who posted was entered into the random draw and the winners are: Jersey: Sunshine Coast – Dana Pierce UBC T-Birds prize pack: VTMHA – Manuela Prest UBC T-Birds prize pack: West Van – Joanne Lotz UBC T-Birds prize pack: VTMHA –…

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2020 INFINITI QX50 Winter Classic is a wrap!

After 82 games involving 42 teams and almost 600 participants, the 2020 INFINITI QX50 Winter Classic was an absolute success! Thank you to all the volunteers that were part of the planning and the onsite activities – without you an event this large would never be possible. We hope everyone has a safe trip home…

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INFINITI QX50 Winter Classic – Day 3 Round Up

Another fun-filled day at the 2020 INFINITI QX50 Winter Classic as rinks around Vancouver were in action throughout the day. INFINITI was onsite once again with treats and showing how the QX50 is THE perfect vehicle for hockey families. As we head into the final day tomorrow, we have a few reminders for our participants:…

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